Last updated: 6 march, 2012 - 15:30 GMT

Great Expectations: Erick's story

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Arriving in London as a child, Erick struggled to adapt to his new surroundings.

Taking up boxing turned his life around, and he now dreams of competiting at the Olympics in 2012.

The BBC's Nina Robinson met Erick and other people living just moments away from the Olympic Park to find out how Europe's biggest regeneration program is changing their lives.

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